Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yesterday I...

…made sugar cookies. Here they are:
(All photos courtesy of Bonnie)
And here’s my haphazard cooking area:

And here I am in my “Kiss the Cook” apron:

Note to photographer: is there some reason you didn’t mention the giant crease in the middle??
The recipe I used comes from a yellowed “Household Discoveries” and “Mrs. Curtis’s Cookbook” of the early 1900’s. Because it was written before the age of modern stoves, this recipe, for example, simply says to “bake quickly.” Here’s the recipe:

Sugar Cookies

2 cupfuls sugar,
1 cupful butter,
3 eggs,
3 cupfuls flour,
1 teaspoonful baking powder,
1 teaspoonful nutmeg,
½ teaspoonful cloves

Notes: we use 4 ½ cups of flour, and heap up the baking powder and the cloves.

Cream butter and sugar, beat in the whipped eggs, spices, and baking powder, add the flour gradually, working it in until the dough is stiff enough to roll. Sprinkle flour over a pastry board. Make a ball of the dough, and lay it on the board. Rub the rolling-pin with flour and roll out the dough into a sheet quarter of an inch thick. Cut in round cakes, sift granulated sugar over each, and bake quickly. (We use convect bake, 375 degrees for 10 minutes.)


  1. I love baking... I want to try this recipe. I try and make meals for our family as much as posslible. :) Alaina

  2. I want to get back into baking!!
    LOL about the crease in your apron =P